Struggling California Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed on Friday that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign on his behalf in the coming weeks as he tries to avoid a recall vote.
“We are comparing the times right now, but we expect the president and vice president to be here in a few weeks,” Newsom said at a rally in San Francisco.
Newsom added that he was “very grateful” for Biden’s statement of support a day earlier.
California voters will vote on September 14 on whether Newsom should be removed and removed from office and, if that vote passes, who should replace him as governor. The Democrat argued the recall effort is politically motivated and accused critics of distorting his actions in power, while critics accused him of botching the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic .
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Biden and Harris are expected to take an active role in Newsom’s anti-recall campaign over the next month, a source close to their planning confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. Their presence should include both in-person events and social media outreach to residents of the state.
Biden praised Newsom as a “key partner” for his administration’s core political goals, such as tackling climate change and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“He knows how to do the job because he does it,” Biden said in a statement. “And to keep him at work, registered California voters should vote no in recall elections by September 14 and move California forward.”
A total of 43 candidates, including Republicans such as Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner and conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, would run to replace Newsom if he were to be recalled.
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